Electric Water Heater
The life expectancy of a water heater can range from 8 to 15 years with electric water heaters usually lasting longer than gas. Hot water doesn’t normally cross the homeowner’s mind until there isn’t any. Superior Plumbing Inc. can repair or replace electric and gas water heaters. We can suggest the most efficient model and the best size for your home’s needs. As your family dynamics change, so does your hot water needs. No one wants to have the last shower with no hot water left.
The baths and clothes washing for a growing family will require more hot water normally than a single person or couple. If the hot water heater is too large for the family, energy will be wasted. It is estimated that the average household will waste 9,000 gallons of water waiting for the water temperature to warm. A tankless water heater is energy efficient and could be the solution for your family’s needs.
Tankles Water Heater
Tankless water heaters only heat water when it is needed with an average output of from 2 -5 gallons per minute. Tankless means there is not a storage tank. Although initially more expensive than a tank water heater, the tankless will normally last much longer, lower operating costs, and uses less energy. The less hot water needed, the more savings using a tankless. If you use a lot of hot water in several locations simultaneously, additional tankless water heaters can be installed for appliances like the washing machine. A tankless water heater would be great for a secluded hot tub. Consider the costs versus savings and hot water needs versus maximum supply before buying a tankless water heater.
For safety and especially with small children, it is recommended that the water heater temperature be set at no higher than 120 degrees. At 125 degrees, it only takes 2 minutes to burn the skin. At 130 degrees, that time drops to only 30 seconds. It only takes 6 seconds for a first degree burn at 140 degrees.
Routine maintenance is important for the hot water heater. It is recommended that water heaters be drained once each year. Then the sediment, in the bottom of the tank, should be flushed out. This maintenance will make the water heater run more efficiently, and last longer.
In Alabaster, Alabama, call Superior Plumbing Inc. for any water heater maintenance or problems. Our licensed plumbers are professional and courteous with many years of experience in water heater repair and replacement. Superior Plumbing Inc. (205) 621-4141.
We also proudly serve to Pelham, Birmingham, Helena, Calera, Cahaba Heights, Hoover, Homewood, Mountain Brook, Vestavia Hills, Inverness, Indiana Springs.